Though it hasn't happened since 2003, we lose power after tropical storms in Florida. I used my Honda to run the A/C in an Aliner which we slept in so we could stay cool; four nights after Hurricane Francis and three after Hurricane Jean. The wind will put limbs or trees on power lines. I plan to do the same with the Escape.
2015 F150 2.7 EcoBoost (Big Spot)
2015 5.0TA (Little Elsie)
"What a long, strange trip it's been....."